The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a massive tome lined with fake jewels to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Xanra' scribed in brilliant yellow ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Xanra's book..

Author: Xanra Date: Mon May 25 02:11:39 2009 Subject Strange, and stranger yet It was wierd, leaving the comfort of her home to travel to a place she had never been so that she could learn more about Habbakuk. That, and she had never been that far from her home. Haven was even farther than she had thought possible. He was strange to her. The mask on his face covered his looks, hiding them from the public eye. And he was rude and uncouth when she had thought he was from the temple. Yet he had come and released her from the prison that her parents had sent her into. And the Matron Mother had allowed her to leave, not realizing that the strange human knew nothing about her, nor seemed to care what was being done. Instead he had cleverly lied his way past the "guardian" and had taken her into the city. Her freedom seemed to lurk before her. And it was something she wanted. Author: Xanra Date: Mon Jun 22 02:43:19 2009 Subject Lost and taken on the trail It was a simple task. She was supposed to gather firewood for the camp. How was she supposed to know that it would be harder work than she had ever done in her life. Then again, most things were actually work for her. Pampered and spoiled, Xanra spend her entire life before she ran away from the temple in Haven at her parents home is Silvanost. She'd had tutors, maids, and people who did things for her. That was before she had become bored at the small temple where she'd been sent to further her instruction in the clerical duties of followers of Habbakuk. Haven was where she'd seen and met 'him'. He helped her escape from the temple and from under the watchful eyes of the house matron. He had traveled and had allowed her to tag with him, not once begrudging her for her lack of knowledge. In fact, he had offered to show her things and teach her what he could about travel, camping, and things that she would have never learned in Silvanost. It was he who had sent her on the task to pick up fallen wood for a small fire at the camp. And it was he that she had thought was following her. And it was her mistake that she had followed the sounds into the woods. They were ugly, the things that grabbed her and carried her deeper into the woods. They didn't even have a civilized tongue. They only grunted and made other strange sounds to each other. They pulled, carried, and shoved her along with them for at least 6 turns of the moon. Xanra followed, quiet after the thing which had grabbed her had backhanded her when she had protested on the first day. She had no clue where she was. To her, all of her surroundings looked exactly alike. But this day her captors seemed a bit more agitated than they were on the other days. They chattered in their gutteral language, seeming to be excited more than other times. They also kept looking at her, pointing and hissing in her direction. And because of this, she found herself very afraid for her life. And for the millionth time in the past few days, she wished that she had never left the safety of the temples.

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He states simply 'You might start with that one.. or you could take a look at the latest story..'

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The Storytellers of Ansalon, The DragonLance MUD

Astinus points to the massive wall of books behind him and bids you to make a selection.

Authors: All|A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z





Astinus says 'There are 13 authors starting with the letter X who have stories in the Palanthas library.'